Intern: Legal (Summer 2020)
Volvo Financial Services is the finance arm of the Volvo Group. The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drives systems for marine and industrial applications, and is the world's leading producer of heavy-diesel engines. Volvo Financial Services (VFS) provides a full range of financial services for the trucks, buses and construction equipment industries.
Internships are structured learning experiences where interns and our full time professionals work together on projects within their selected organization. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and VFS. This legal internship is for VFS USA and provides law students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment. It is designed to support/promote the student’s career through working with and assisting legal professionals on substantive tasks related to important and innovative projects and such professionals’ daily activities.
VFS USA is seeking a first or second year law student to serve as a legal intern in the company’s Legal Department during the 2020 summer break. This position will primarily be project based. The legal intern will work with internal counsel and the legal team responsible for providing legal support on a wide array of commercial finance matters in the transportation industry. Day to day activities will include attending and participating in business meetings, drafting memoranda, letters, pleadings, legal research and writing, and assisting with various legal matters while interacting directly with the members of the Legal Department as well as internal clients throughout the business. Additional projects may include updating state law surveys and assisting with negotiated commercial transactions. The legal Intern must be available to work for minimum 10 weeks. The position is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Essential Skills and Required Experience
- Currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school (top 1/3 of class preferred)
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grand point average of 3.0
- Demonstrated strong legal writing skills
- Prior professional work experience is a plus
- Familiarity with or coursework on Articles 2A and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, Business Associations and/or Bankruptcy preferred
- Have experience prioritizing work effectively and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment
- Have proven experience working with attention to detail and in a proactive way
- Have proven interpersonal communication skills
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Fully proficient in reading, writing and speaking English, additional language a plus
Please note all candidates selected for an interview will be required to submit class rank and GPA, law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable, but will need official transcript for the selected applicant) and a 5-10 page writing sample prior to their interview.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Volvo Financial Services is the global financial solutions provider of the Volvo Group, supporting the Volvo Group brands with expert financial services. This includes providing customers and dealers with a full-range of offerings, such as financing, leasing, and insurance solutions. Our team of about 1,400 professionals are located in 45 countries worldwide. As a part of the Volvo Financial Services team, you will experience challenging assignments, gain international exposure, and interact with colleagues around the world in the Volvo Group.
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